Pennsylvania Sens. Judy Schwank and Sharif Street announced April 6 that they will soon introduce legislation that would ban the sale of delta-8 THC products.
In co-sponsor memorandum, they noted the lack of regulation surrounding delta-8 is problematic, as these products are sold at neighborhood gas stations and corner stores.
“What we are seeing right now is a completely unregulated market for these products, and they are becoming more popular with each passing day,” Schwank said. “I’m particularly concerned about underage teens using these products because we have no clue how they are manufactured. I’ve already heard about high school-age children in my district getting sick after using delta-8 THC, so they are finding ways to access it.”
She also noted that these products come in flavors that may be appealing to teenagers, the PA Senate reported.
Street also noted that consumers need to be aware of products they are purchasing that can cause ‘psychotropic effects,’ adding that it’s the government’s responsibility “to ensure safety and consumer protection.”
“This legislation fixes this problem and reminds us of the importance of a well-regulated and secure market for cannabis,” he says.